“I’m really confused”… KLPGA ‘How to distinguish between people with the same name’

These are the players who participated in the KB Financial Star Championship, the fourth major tournament of the Korea Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour season, which ended at Blackstone Golf Club in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do on the 10th. As many as three other players with the same name appeared on the mound. There are many golfers with the same name in Korea. So how do we distinguish between players?

Ji-Hyun Kim (left) and Ji-Hyun Kim 2, who have the same name, have the same date of joining the pros, so their membership number was determined by calculating the Dream Tour average number of strokes.

The KLPGA Tour usually assigns numbers in order of membership if the names are the same. Jihyun Lee7 is the last player playing on the regular tour. In Jihyun Lee’s case, there are three more. This is an associate member, not a regular member. In this case, capital letters of the alphabet are added. Jihyeon Lee A, Jihyeon B, and Jihyun C are the methods. If the teaching professional has the same name, you can use lowercase letters of the alphabet. For example, Jihyeon Lee a, Jihyun Lee b, etc.

Ji-Hyun Kim, who has 5 wins in total on the KLPGA Tour, and Ji-Hyun Kim2, who retired in 2020 (4 wins in total), have interesting stories about how they decided on the number. Both players have the same induction date. In the end, member numbers were assigned by calculating the average number of strokes on the Dream (Part 2) Tour. There are many players who changed their names to change the atmosphere. Soo-ji Lee 2 → Sim-bi Lee, Min-seon Kim 5 → Si-won Kim, etc.

Lee Jeong-eun6, who plays on the LPGA Tour, has the number 6 added to her name according to the order of induction. The nickname ‘Hot Six’ was created due to the active use of ‘6’. When registering my name on the LPGA Tour, I was asked to add ‘6’.안전놀이터

There are many players with the same name on the Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour. Korean Tour adds a membership number. Normally this is fine, but if you play on the same tour or participate in the same competition, write your membership number after your name to prevent confusion among participating players and fans. Representative examples include Kim Do-hoon 752 and Kim Do-hoon 753, gold medalist members of the 2006 Doha Asian Games in Qatar. The two players registered as KPGA members on the same day, so their numbers are not much different.

For reference, the World Golf Ranking (OWGR), which governs world rankings, distinguishes people by adding the year and month of birth when indicating people with the same name. Foreign players on overseas tours rarely have people with the same name. This is because you can work under a stage name instead of your real name. The real name of the ‘Emperor of Golf’ Tiger Woods is ‘Eldrick Tont Woods’, and long hitter Bubba Watson (USA) is ‘Gary Lester Watson Jr.’

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